How do you keep your white clothes just as white as you bought it? Easy, read the how to keep your whites, white guide.
The real question is, how can you naturally whiten your white clothes if they’re already looking a little dull? Chlorine bleach is a quick solution to whitening your white clothes but it also comes with irritation and toxins.
So, say goodbye to the bleach and say hello to whiter and brighter clothes with these natural whitening methods:
#1 Baking Soda
Add 1/2 a cup of baking soda into your washer along with your clothes and laundry detergent, then wash as normal.
Use baking soda to pre-treat stains before laundering as usual: add 4 tablespoons of baking soda to a cup of water to create a paste. Then use the mixture to scrub directly onto the stain and let sit for up to 10 mins.
Baking soda will help to whiten your white clothes and get rid of stains!
#2 Distilled white Vinegar
Add 1/2-1 cup of vinegar into your washer along with your clothes and laundry detergent, then launder as normal. If you’re worried about the smell, don’t, as the smell will disappear after drying.
Vinegar is great for treating invisible and spot stains. Spray vinegar on the underarm area of the garment and directly on the stained spot. You can also rub vinegar directly on the spot stain and let it sit for an hour before wishing as normal.
Add 1/2 a cup of Borax into your washer along with your clothes and laundry detergent, then wash as normal. Borax is a natural mineral which helps keep your laundry clean from residue, thus brightening and whitening your clothes. It also deodorises and removes stains.
Add 1/4-1/2 a cup of lemon juice into your washer along with your clothes and laundry detergent, then launder as normal.
For a stronger whitening method, fill a large pot with water and lemon slices from 1-2 lemons and boil. Turn off heat, add items and leave to soak for an hour. Then wash as normal.
This will help brighten and get rid of stains!
#5 Hydrogen peroxide
Add 1/2 a cup of hydrogen peroxide into your washer along with your clothes and laundry detergent, then launder as normal. Hydrogen peroxide whitens and brightens clothes, disinfects and removes stains.
Finally, whenever you possibly can, air dry your clothes in full exposure to the sun. The suns UV rays help to brighten up your whites, remove odour and leave them smelling fresh.
On a different note, if you’ve been paying much attention to reading this blog, you’ll realise that these methods also help to remove stains! (Makes sense though doesn’t it?) So you can use these methods on coloured clothes too to get rid of spot stains.
For lazy days, you can schedule a laundry collection service with us and we’ll get those white clothes shining for you! Better yet, we can remove the stains too!